For when some proposed to confer upon him the name of Romulus, as being, in a manner, a second founder of the city, it was resolved that he should rather be called Augustus, a surname not only new, but of more dignity, because places devoted to religion, and those in which anything is consecrated by augury, are denominated august, either from the word auctus, signifying augmentation, or ab avium gestu, gustuve, from the flight and feeding of birds; as appears from this verse of Ennius: When glorious Rome by august augury was built.

"Mendacium est petulanter, aut cupiditate nocendi, aliud loqui, seu gestu significare, et aliud sentire." Mentiris ut medicus. June 4, 1864 While I was engaged with these concluding pages, I received another of those special encouragements, which from several quarters have been bestowed upon me, since my controversy began.

After which he entered upon the order of the whole service, full of weighty and important considerations: "Nec minimo sane discrimine refert, Quo gestu lepores, et quo gallina secetur;" and all this set out with lofty and magnificent words, the very same we make use of when we discourse of the government of an empire.

Hinc pari ludo comparent speciosae puellae ducere semitas et choreas, nobili gestu nobilissimum ferre poculum lactis equarum in aureis vasis, de quo, ponentes se in genibus, tradunt potum dominis et dominabus.